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Topic: Matheology sqrt(-2): WM admits to unlistability of 0/1 sequences
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 JT Posts: 1,434 Registered: 4/7/12
Re: Matheology sqrt(-2): WM admits to unlistability of 0/1 sequences
Posted: Dec 21, 2013 5:11 PM
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Den lördagen den 21:e december 2013 kl. 23:07:22 UTC+1 skrev jonas.t...@gmail.com:
> Den lördagen den 21:e december 2013 kl. 22:45:50 UTC+1 skrev Virgil:
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> > In article <f0e5ddd0-3f73-490d-87bd-d786d931c7ed@googlegroups.com>,
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> > > On Saturday, 21 December 2013 21:15:47 UTC+1, Virgil wrote:
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> > > > In article <648b5671-ece9-4998-a412-9766ac3c0c8d@googlegroups.com>,
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> > > > jonas.thornvall@gmail.com wrote:
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> > > > > My very lose understanding of infinity, we can construct an
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> Without giving a magnitude of ALL, that seem like handwaving to me.
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> Take this computation when will it reach zero.
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> According to mainstream math 0.999... is to be equal to 1, although i just proved it never will.

You can not claim that a list generating nonzero terms to be equal to zero. Thus the subtraction will never yield zero not ever after infinitly many subtraction, whatever that is supposed to be in your fairynumber world.

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